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The remains of the saints: the evidence of early medieval relic collections

Abstract:

This article explores the materiality of early medieval devotion to the saints. It argues that, even though most of the material objects themselves no longer survive, there is nevertheless much to be gleaned from surviving caches of relic labels about what churches believed they possessed. It exploits the same evidence to explore how types of relic‐objects changed over time, track evidence for the importance of oral tradition in their formation, and identify pathways of circulation. In demons...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/emed.12423

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7070-6509
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Early Medieval Europe Journal website
Volume:
28
Issue:
3
Pages:
388-424
Publication date:
2020-07-14
Acceptance date:
2020-02-03
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EISSN:
1468-0254
ISSN:
0963-9462
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1096732
Local pid:
pubs:1096732
Deposit date:
2020-03-26

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